Jonathan Majors Charged After Alleged Domestic Dispute

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12:  Jonathan Majors attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

On Saturday, March 25, “Creed III” actor Jonathan Majors was arrested in New York City following an alleged domestic dispute. A statement from the Manhattan District Attorney sent to POPSUGAR on March 28 revealed that the actor was arraigned Sunday on misdemeanor charges including assault and aggravated harassment of an unnamed woman.

In a statement sent to POPSUGAR the same day, Majors’s attorney Priya Chaudhry alleged that Majors was the one who had placed the 911 call that led to his arrest. “To set the record straight: As confirmed by one of the woman’s own written statements disavowing her allegations, it is Mr. Majors who called 911 due to concern for her mental health,” Chaudhry wrote.

Majors denies all wrongdoing, per Chaudhry. In addition to laying out the charges, the Manhattan DA’s office stated that an NYC judge released Majors from custody on his own recognizance and granted him a limited order of protection, per Variety.

Chaudhry previously issued a statement to POPSUGAR on March 25 that read, “Jonathan Majors is completely innocent and is provably the victim of an altercation with a woman he knows.” The actor’s criminal defense lawyer added, “We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently.”

Chaudhry also detailed the alleged evidence, which she said includes video footage from the site of the reported incident, testimony from eyewitnesses, and two written statements from the woman recanting the allegations. “All the evidence proves that Mr. Majors is entirely innocent and did not assault her whatsoever,” she claimed in her statement, adding that she believes the charges will soon be dropped and arrests must be made in cases of this nature. “This is the only reason Mr. Majors was arrested,” she said.

The “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” actor is at a busy moment in his career. He’s set to star as Kang the Conquerer in Marvel’s 2025 film “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” and in a forthcoming bodybuilding drama titled “Magazine Dreams,” and he’s rumored to appear in “Loki” season two. POPSUGAR reached out to Marvel for comment on Majors’s arrest but did not receive an immediate response.

In the wake of his arrest, the US Army announced it had pulled a “Be All You Can Be” ad campaign featuring Majors for now. “The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” Laura DeFrancisco, public affairs chief for the Army Enterprise marketing office, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”

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